Golf Course Management

AUG 2014

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28 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 08.14 Big plans to upgrade Colorado course Thorncreek Golf Course in Colorado has gone to great measures, including crossing state lines, to determine how to improve their situation, according to a story in the Denver Post that features GCSAA Class A superintendent Doug Fisher, a 23-year as - sociation member. www.denverpost.com/adamsco/ ci_26024968/thorncreek-golf-course-thornton-way- up-after-years West Coast fre traced to golf course A fre in California that burned 600 acres and destroyed homes and apartments began on a golf course, as reported by NBCSanDiego.com. www. nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Detective-Poinsettia- Fire-Not-Caused-by-Cigar-262630251.html New Jersey course celebrates anniversary As Oak Hill Golf Club in New Jersey celebrates 50 years, they recall the rock-picking parties way back when that helped get it all started, as reported in the Newark Star-Ledger. Oak Hill's superintendent is Joel Jacquemot, CGCS, a 33-year GCSAA mem - ber. www.nj.com/hunterdon-county-democrat/index. ssf/2014/05/oak_hill_golf_club_celebrates.html Floods ravage Minnesota facilities An extremely rainy spring and summer in Min- nesota has taken its toll, and golf courses have paid the price, according to CBS Minnesota. They report on two courses that were hard hit — Hiawatha Golf Course and Meadowbrook Golf Course, both managed by the Minneapolis Park Board. http://minnesota. cbslocal.com/2014/06/26/fooding-closes-2-mpls- golf-courses/ Tweets RETWEETS In the NEWS TPC Harding Park hits major trifecta Without a doubt, TPC Harding Park has come a very long way since it was used as a parking lot for the 1998 U.S. Open at The Olympic Club. You can see the two golf courses, TPC Harding Park and The Olympic Club, from one another in San Francisco — they are that close. Fourteen years ago, though, they seemed worlds apart. The Olympic Club had the golfng world's attention; it did so again in 2012 by hosting its latest U.S. Open. TPC Harding Park, a city- and county-owned muni- cipal course named after the 29th president of the U.S., Warren G. Harding, has had its share of moments, such as when it became a PGA Tour stop from 1961 to 1968 (called Lucky International). Now, TPC Harding Park is on the verge of arguably the most signifcant stretch of golf in its history. In June, it was announced that TPC Harding Park will be the site of three major events starting in 2015. Next year, the World Golf Championships' Match Play Cham - pionship is going to be held there. That isn't it, however. Not even close. In 2020, the PGA Championship is coming to TPC Harding Park, which marks the frst time a major championship will be played at a TPC property and the frst time a PGA Championship will be staged in San Francisco. Oh, and in 2025, The Presidents Cup is scheduled there. TPC Harding Park had that event on its property in 2009. TPC Harding Park superintendent Kevin Teahan wel - comes the opportunities that are coming down the road. "We love to be challenged, put our abilities to the test," says Teahan, a four-year GCSAA member. "It's very fat - tering. To go from a parking lot in 1998 to this says some- thing in itself." TPC Harding Park reopened in March following a ren - ovation that included new 007/Tyee mix bentgrass greens. Also, bunker renovations featured the removal of the old sand and replacing it with Pebble Beach white sand. — Howard Richman, GCM associate editor Maynard, Crall named to board Bill. H. Maynard, CGCS, and Darrell Crall, chief operat- ing offcer of the PGA of America, have been appointed to the board of trustees for the Environmental Institute for Golf. Maynard, a member of the GCSAA Board of Direc - tors, is director of golf course management at the Country Club of St. Albans in St. Louis. He and Crall join the sev - en-member board headed by GCSAA President Keith A. Ihms, CGCS. Kevin W. Frank @MSUTurf Skunk party will likely resume tonight as grub buffet is open for business. pic.twitter.com/1FsQdJS2bM Mike LoPresti @CGCturf 2x brush mow in preparation for M/G this week Chris Cook @brgcsuper Bunker team has done it again! Great job! pic.twitter.com/Ed8AtDmGTH Tim Connolly@timconnolly__ More storms moving in. Humidity is stifing right now. pic.twitter.com/ GckOz2iJvo Ryan Howard @TWRyanHoward Course looks great! Phosphates getting a workout down here this last week Bruce Constable@supr_bruce A nice addition to the @woodsidegc feet. pic.twitter.com/M1Kn6Eubd5 neil radatz @hawksnr Little old school sod knife edging today. pic.twitter.com/5crgtnXTFf Frank Wong @turfpathology Come for the education @ UConn Turfgrass Field Day; stay for the Dairy Bar Ice Cream @ UCONNturfpath @GCSAA_NE pic.twitter.com/zN3PwxhjZ0

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